AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Global AIDS Week of Action
Project type(s) Speaker,Other
Date completed 02/2007
Chapter St. George's University SOM
Project Coordinator Asad Bandealy- President
Summary of project During the week of February 26-March 2, AMSA at SGU participated in the Global Week of Action on AIDS.

On Monday, Women in Medicine sponsored a speaker who addressed women's health issues and disparities, including HIV and AIDS.

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, AMSA held a "Post-Card Campaign". Students were given the opportunity to write a post-card to their US Senators in support of S.550, The Microbicide Development Act.

AMSA representatives made announcements and circulated information regarding the issue, so that the student body could make an educated choice to support microbicides.

We managed to collect more than 50 post cards, targeting 15 different US Senators.

On Thursday evening, Physicians for Human Rights screened the documentary "A Closer Walk" highlighting the apalling human impact of HIV and AIDS.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 75
Participant hours involved 25 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $50 (postcards/stamps)
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Events were advertised on the campus intranet, through announcements in classes, through local AMSA mailing list, and by word-of-mouth.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Our executive board had just completed a major fundraising event, and half of the board was taking mid-terms, so we didn't even realize it was time for the Global AIDS Week of Action until the weekend before. This meant that we weren't as organized as w